Shadrach

Next Airing: Sunday, January 29

Upcoming Airings of Shadrach

close
Sunday, Jan 29
Shadrach

About Shadrach

Proud descendants of aristocratic plantation owners, Vernon Dabney (Harvey Keitel) and his family have fallen on hard times. Now, in the depths of the Great Depression, an angry and desperate Dabney must bootleg liquor to provide for his wife, Trixie (Andie MacDowell), and their seven children. One fateful summer day in 1935, Shadrach (John Franklin Sawyer), a 99-year-old former slave, appears on the Dabneys' doorstep. He has walked from Alabama in order to spend his last days, and be buried, on the old Dabney plantation where he was born into slavery.

Cast

Martin Sheen, Harvey Keitel, John Franklin Sawyer, Andie MacDowell, Scott Terra

Directors

Susanna Styron
close